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The Requirement of Restitution

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: July 25, 2021 | Text: Exodus 21:33-22:15

Sermon Summary

Restitution offers an application of the 10 Commandments, showing how to rectify situations of theft and injury. Restitution involves paying back what was taken and making it right with the injured party. It is a process for reconciling our horizontal relationships with each other. Our vertical relationship with God, however, can never be made right through restitution, as we could never repay the wrong we have done against God. Praise the Lord then for his act of substitutionary atonement on our behalf!

Criminal Justice and Christ's Mercy

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: July 18, 2021 | Text: Exodus 21:12-32

Sermon Summary

Exodus 21 provides specific instructions for how to meet out justice for crimes against people. They demonstrate how God works justice in the world, and shows us the necessity of loving and respecting human life. These verses also point us to the cross, where God's mercy and justice are so greatly manifested, providing us both the means for our salvation, but also showing us a model of how we can extend mercy to others. 

Slavery and the Goodness of God

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: July 11, 2021 | Text: Exodus 21:1-11

Sermon Summary

At first blush, some parts of Scripture can cause us to question God's goodness. But it is often these passages that truly reveal the depths of his goodness, as well as his love and justice. As we take a closer look into God's instructions to Israel about slavery, we see God's protective hand and his concern for the defenseless in the community, as well as being reminded of the transformation that has occurred in the lives of believers to transform us into slaves of Christ.

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